W12 in old style A8

Ti Kan ti at amb.org
Wed Aug 28 13:58:29 EDT 2002

Mike Arman writes:
> >Makes one wonder why they introduced the W12 in the old A8 body.
> Seriously, this isn't the first time I've seen "new tech" engines in "old
> tech" chassis.

Audi has done this many times, probably partly because engine development
are separate programs than that of the platforms, and also to provide
a "boost" to an outgoing model.

The 1991 200q 20V is a good example, so is the 1987.5 Coupe GT 2.3,
and the 2000-02 S4 biturbo, and the V6 3.0 A6, or the upcoming Allroad V8,
or the RS4, the RS6, etc.

2003 A4 1.8T multitronic (soon)
2001 S4 2.7T
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0
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